Top 5 Tuesday: Books That Need to be a Movie

Happy Tuesday!

This week’s Top 5 Tuesday topic is about book adaptations, which I’ve always found such an interesting topic to discuss. There’s so many different opinions out there about whether books should be made into movies, and which version was better etc. Books will always be better in my opinion, because there’s nothing better than imagining it all for yourself (although I can think of some movies that were 1000000000x better than the book… but that’s a topic for another day haha!)

Anyway, there are still books that I would love to be made into movies or TV shows… but only if they’re done well!

Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Shanah at Bionic Book Worm and each week there’s a different bookish topic to discuss. If you’re interested in participating, or checking out Shanah’s blog, click here!

Caraval by Stephanie Garber


As soon as I began this book, I could see it as a movie. The world and the characters would translate so well on screen, and the more that I think about it, the more that I want this to actually happen! There’s so many twists and so much mystery – and if it was done right, then it could be so amazing.

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Stalking Jack the Ripper

I’m obsessed with historical fiction… and I’m also equally obsessed with historical TV shows or films. But imagine this book series as a film series. The time period, the costumes, the atmosphere, and Thomas Cresswell & Audrey Rose… all of this would be incredible to watch.

Any Morgan Matson book


There’s not enough summer movies and I feel like any Morgan Matson book would be perfect to fill the gap! There’s a perfect mixture of everything in each book, from romance, friendships, and family – there’s just so many things that people can relate to! After the success of To All the Boys, I’m hoping that some more YA contemporary books will be adapted into films.

Scythe by Neal Shusterman


There’s so many aspects of this book that feel as though it could be a near future reality. The whole concept was incredibly interesting and it was full of so much action and twists and turns. It was one of my favourite books of 2018, and I feel like that’s partly why I want it to be made into a movie!

One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus


I didn’t love this book that much, however, I do think that it could make a fantastic movie or short TV series. I had issues with the book and its stereotypes, alongside the ending which was the worst part for me, but I think that a few, very small, details could be changed during the adaptation process. It’s about time that there were more YA thriller/mystery films out there!

What are some books that you would love to see made into a film?

14 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday: Books That Need to be a Movie

  1. I think Caraval will definitely become a movie one day. It seems like the kind of book that would appeal to movie studios. I would LOVE for Scythe to become a movie, but it’s so wonderfully multi-faceted that I’m afraid they would mess it up and not include important details.

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    1. I agree! It seems like it could do so well as a movie – fingers crossed it does happen!

      Me too, I’m always so worried whenever they announce book adaptations. I hope that if Scythe did get adapted, Neal Shusterman would play a huge role in it so they didn’t mess it up!


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